Spiders – What Makes a Spider a Spider (Science Nonfiction and Literacy Unit)
Animals are different in many ways. All animals can be sorted and placed in special groups with similar characteristics. Children will learn about spiders and what makes spiders different from other animals.
What's Included In This Unit?
Nonfiction Science Information – Literacy Practice – Graphing Practice
19 Page PowerPoint presentation on the characteristics of the spider group of animals.
Student Center Nonfiction Science Facts:
These printables (color and black/white) include an information booklet and other materials that can be used as a study packet for student centers or as an individual book for each student. The material includes nonfiction information about the characteristics that are common for all spiders.
Activities and Worksheets:
These activities about spiders are completed after the student views the PowerPoint or Student Information Packet.
• Students pick a favorite spider, draw or paste a picture of the animal and then tell why this animal is their favorite spider.
• Students complete a worksheet related to what makes a spider a spider.
• Students look at a sheet of animal photos and select which two animals have two main body parts and eight legs. They paste those photos on a worksheet and then answer questions about these two spiders. Students will be required to do some basic research.
• Students Indicate whether statements are true or false.
• Students cut out different animal characteristic and paste each characteristic in a column as a “true” spider fact or in a column as a “not true” spider fact.
Literacy and Graphing Practice
• Graph Practice – Students complete a bar graph about spiders and answer questions related to the results.
• ABC Order - Students put a list of common spiders in ABC order.
• Sorting – Students put a list of common animals in order from smallest to largest.
• Fact or Opinion - Students cut out statements about spiders and paste those statements in either a fact or opinion category.
• Fact or Opinion - Students Indicate whether statements are facts or opinions.
From the Developer:
As teachers, we know how much children are fascinated with real animals. We used photographs of live animals rather than drawings or clipart for this TPT product. All photographs were taken by award winning professional photographers.
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